Telia adds additional backbone from New York to Chicago

Telia Carrier has extended the reach of its global backbone by adding a new fiber-route between New York City and Chicago, the company said.

The new express route, along with extra fiber in the New York metro area, further diversifies the wholesale carrier´s network and provides enhanced 100G+ service options to carriers, content and cloud providers in New York, Chicago and the United States as a whole.

With the growth of the Internet of Things, enterprise cloud, on-demand streaming and live online gaming, service providers, cloud providers and content delivery networks are consistently driving traffic requirements up.

The diversity of Telia Carrier´s offerings enables the wholesale carrier to add routing options and points of presence (PoPs) in the New Jersey/New York region, shortening the network path and improving latency.

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world´s most extensive fiber backbones.